Many people daydream about traveling the world, but all of them have the same excuse - lack of money. Tomislav, after traveling the world for years with almost no money, shows how it is possible for everyone to do the same, if they really want to.
Tomislav Perko, 29, is a travel writer from Croatia. After a career of a stockbroker, broke because of the financial crisis, he hits the road and turns it into his home. He uses alternative ways of traveling – hitchhiking, couchsurfing, working/volunteering, and manages to wander around the world with just a little bit of money in his pocket, meeting the most amazing people on the way.
Five years later, he publishes a book “1000 Days of Spring” and goes around giving lectures about what it means to live on the road. Find out more on his website: http://tomislavperko.com/en/.
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its definitely possible to travel on a shoestring... however it really depends on your DISCIPLINE too.. Especially for those of us from more rich countries where we grew up with everything, perhaps in Croatia he learned from an early age to be frugal. its important to learn NOT to over spend when traveling, its important to learn some quick maths so you can calculate the exchange rates quickly and NOT get ripped off. its also important to have discipline, maybe you will be traveling with people who have money and want to stay in nice hotels or go our drinking to clubs every night... The style of traveling he did is not the same,,,,, what he is advocating its a different road less traveled compared to the gap year students backpacking on their student loans... but still dont let that dissuade you, learn discipline and enjoy the simpler things...
For people saying women should travel with a male companion thats just such a great solution!!
So this world is unsafe for women due to males animalistic mindset and the solution is to become dependent on them. Thats equallity and democracy. Such great idea, just unbelievable!
As a traveller I can say that this is totally true!!! You don t need money you just need to go out there and experience and stop believing that conventional things are the only way to live a life. That s what other people tell us because they are afraid to do what we do
I think one of the most important thing is to know how to behave with different people in different places, because the way you behave in one place can be absolutely inappropriate in another one. Also you have to know the places to never go to. People might not to kill you somewhere, but might involve you in the actions that are difficult to get out.
I traveled for almost 4 years, doing all that he said. I did hitchicking so many times, i worked as volunteer in more than 15 hostels . I really think that travel is more control your mind than anything else. You have to trust that everything is going to work out. And i'm completely agree about that famous crisis when you go back home. When you feel that you dont belong to any place. And all your friends are around the world. When you came out of the bubble is not easy to go back. But in the end you know that you need to be part of something. As he said, you have to find the balance between have a home and dont stop exploring.
What does '' Almost no money'' means, exactly?
For those who say that hitchhiking is dangerous... I must tell you guys.. Everything is dangerous. Everybody has to sacrifice something. You cannot have it cheap and safe in the same time (but if you do, please share ). Plus you know i can just come and kill you at home too😉➕
i have untreatable major depression, severe ptsd, anhedonia, etc for 10 years. ive been eating like 9 pills a day for 3 years. ive lost all my friends and family.
i recently found out that i can live a life that maybe has meaning, by volunteering work in social and charity work, through sites like wwoofing, workaway, helpx , where accomodation and food is provided. i think i might want to live out my entire life volunteering and doing charity work until the day my body is unable to.
i really need to find out if this is the cure i have been looking for for 10 years. i would like to see even a candle, in this dark place i still cant escape from.
i just need about $1,000 - $3,000 worth of gear though. i dont even have hiking boots. heck, i don't even have a backpack. and some of these volunteer sites expect you to camp out on site.
my illness has taken everything away from me, and left my bank account at near $0, while I get food stamps from the government, and am unable to secure a job, nor hold on to one.
do you think anyone would help me if i set up a gofundme or something along those lines? im not american though.
may peace be upon us all. <3
I would only travel when i will get a very short hair cut. I am a npn binary person, I would love it and thanks it I would look like a boy and not attractive for straight men, okay and thinking that way it provides me a safety. Pls, someone make a guide for women!!!! We are AFRAID!
In India you have to show your bank statements to even apply for travel visa and then you have to buy travel insurance and air ticket to apply for visa. If its not there they won't accept the application also. LOL!!! Only easy for people who are either rich or born in Europe, US, UK, Canada, etc... You are even granted visa on arrival for so many countries.
Can someone help me in 15 and i started to think further in my life so im wondering how do i travel to england like what do i need ? so i cloud stay there and live and get a job house familly and stuff to But the thing is i don't know what do i need to go there like what kind of credit card i would need what documents i would need to enter the country to fly there from lithuania and can i drive in uk with eu drive licenses ? help please
It wanted him so bad to stop moving so his head would be between the E and D letter (some OCD maybe?)
But amazing Ted Talk. Love his slight humor and all the tipps he gave are so helpful for someone who alsways wanted to move on in his/her life but is too fearful (yeah, because maybe someone could you).
LOVE IT !!
There is a reason why everyone lives in his own safe house, because we don't know everyone. If we stay and hitchhike at some stranger, the chances are pretty high they are up to no good. Yes the media makes things worse than it is, but there is always a true side behind it. Always have a backup and be careful of people you don't know.
I really like your story. Your life seems to be an adventure. I love to travel but can't because of some personal commitment but i have tried couchsurfing, and it was an eye opener for me. I came across another concept called work for accommodation on Hippohelp. Have you tried it?
I have two children. If I would've ever thought this was possible, it would be the only thing that would make me regret having them. But I love them, so I just have to work harder so we can travel safely together
Hitchhiking may be safe for men but for women that's different. Unless you hitchhike with a woman driving but that's not always the case so men can and may take advantage. Any other advice on ways to get around cheaply or free for women, esp young women !
it's not just the money it's also the country you born in and the passport you carry 😧
when your nationality prevent you from seeking this dream it's more than nothing, it makes you hate your home, I don't know if you can imagine that just the geographical coincident make you a prisoner..and you know what this video make me more depressed to see other people achiev my dream easily just because of piece of $**t paper called passport.😧😖😫
My passport only let me to travel to 71 countries that many of them not close to each other. I am jealous with western people. So far has been travelling to 10 countries in asia. Backpacking can be quite cheap. Once i tried to apply visa to australia and get rejected. Oh well. I dont mind getting rejected. But after so much paper work and i dont get the money back. It is about $150. It sucks
Задайте и вы свой вопрос, это бесплатно!
Адвокат по телефону получит предварительную информацию от вас, после чего может в спокойной обстановке восполнить возможные пробелы и проанализировать
правовые нормы. Он оценит все факты и сможет подготовить развернутую консультацию для вас. По этой причине адвокат является вашим сторонником в
разрешении возникших проблем. Вы сбережете свои средства, обратившись за телефонной консультацией.
Таким образом, обращаясь по телефону к услугам адвоката, вы получаете возможность решить возникшие проблемы с минимальными финансовыми и временными
затратами. В некоторых случаях в дальнейших очных консультациях не возникает необходимости. По этой причине помощь адвоката, оказываемая по телефону,
Несомненно, сложность разрешения семейных неурядиц обусловлено тем, что между супругами, как правило, нет соглашения, брачного контракта и они предъявляют друг другу различные требования, как материального так и морального характера. Как показывает наша практика, прийти в такой ситуации к обоюдному решении семейного спора очень сложно и, порой, без вмешательства адвоката по семейным делам,— невозможно.
Доверяя решение своего семейного дела (спора) конкретному специалисту, нужно понимать, что не каждый юрист в Украине может предоставить профессиональную помощь в сфере семейного права. Нужно, как минимум, проверить отзывы о нём именно по семейный делам, а как максимум - убедиться в получении юридического образования и адвокатского свидетельства.
Обращаясь к нам, Вы можете быть уверены, что будете работать с компетентными специалистами именно в области семейного права. При первому требованию, мы предоставим красные дипломы о высшем юридическом образовании ведущих высших учебных заведений, адвокатское свидетельство и ссылки на Клиентов, их рекомендации, а также сможете пообщаться с ними в телефонном режиме или при личной встречи. Мы гарантирует качество своих услуг!
и других законов,
сделает анализ практики судов по спорным ситуациям. Наши консультации по телефону и без регистрации пояснят нормы закона и порядок действий
для решения спора.
Заблуждением является мнение, что семейный адвокат оказывает помощь только при возникновении проблемы. Надежный специалист ориентирован на долгосрочное сотрудничество и заинтересован в благополучии клиента. Поэтому он превращается в эффективного советника, способного оказать квалифицированную юридическую помощь по самым разным вопросам и предостеречь от необдуманных действий.